Blockchain Storm Geneva 30 Sep 2016 - Novotel Geneva City Centre

Event Info

Fri 30 Sep, 2016 from 9:00am - 6:00pm
Novotel Geneva City Centre
19 Rue De Zurich
Geneva, 1201 GE, CH
Cost: CHF 495



Zero Field Labs Presents 

Blockchain STORM Geneva 

A Full Day Conference - Blockchain & Banks 


30 September 2016 

Path-breaking, Aspirational, Invigorating !


Hey adventurers, what’s on the menu this September?

Blockchain Storm Geneva

“The yet unexplored potential of Blockchain Technology -

What hasn’t been conjured up yet? What has missed the imagination of Blockchain adventurers so far? “ 



What : Blockchain Storm Geneva

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Full Day Sessions 

with the most influential thinkers , movers and shakers , talent force of tomorrow in Blockchain 

Venue : Novotel Geneva City Centre, 19 Rue de Zurich, 1201 Geneva , Switzerland 

When : 30 September 9 am to 6 pm

What’s cool this September: Blockchain in Swiss Alps

You can join us for a weekend hiking break in the Alps near Montblanc after the Conference on Friday!


Agenda & Key Themes 

1. Blockchain & Banking

Title: Blockchain Banking 2020 vision Disruption or Seamless integration?


2. Blockchain’s Potential to transform the future of Financial Services Infrastructure

Title: The changing landscape & new services to emerge


3. Blockchain & Regulation 

“Countries Blockchain Readiness”

“Regulation – The untold story”


4. Blockchain & Capital Markets

What Blockchain solutions are in the making?


5. Blockchain & Investment Management

Automated Compliance & Proxy Voting


6. Blockchain & Deposits/Lending 

Syndicated Loans & Trade Finance


7. Blockchain Stacked with other Key Tech trends

– Cloud

 – IoT

– Big Data


– Robotics

– Cyber Security


8. Blockchain Startup Showcase

Tomorrow’s Ideas : New Product Demo Zone


30 minute Sessions 

1. The Mega trends unleashed by Blockchain 

2. Industrial Mashups 

3. Blockchain & the Sharing Economy 



Our Distinguished Speakers 


Keynote Speaker

Brian Behlendorf  

Executive Director , Hyperledger Project , Linux Foudnation 



Brian Behlendorf is Managing Director of Mithril, a global technology investment firm based in SF.

In 2003, named by MIT Technology Review TR100 he top 100 innovators in the world under 35

Appointed Executive Director of the open source Hyperledger Project at the Linux Foundation 

to advance blockchain technology.


Brian is a technologist, and a key figure and proponent of the open-source software movement.

He was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, and a founding member of the Apache Group,

which later became the Apache Software Foundation.

Behlendorf has served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003, Benetech since 2009 

and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2013.


Raised in Southern California, he became interested in the early development of the Internet

while he was a student at the University of California, Berkeley in the early 1990s.

One of his first projects was an electronic mailing list and online music resource, STRaves


Brian is former CTO of the World Economic Forum

He is also a former director and CTO of CollabNet.

CollabNet used to be the primary corporate sponsor of the open source version control system 

Subversion, before it became a project of the Apache Software Foundation.

He speaks often at open source conferences worldwide.


Keynote Speaker

Vinay Gupta (TBC)

Visionary, Technology Futurist, Ethereum Team


 Vinay Gupta is a Technology Theorist and Visionary. 

He has been involved with cryptography and crypto-currency since 1990s.

– he was  as active member of the E-gold community before it got shut down. 

In recent years, he has been working on humanitarian projects to do with 

disaster prevention and relief with United States Department of Defense and others. 

He is also the inventor of the Hexayurt, a cheap, open-source, zero-waste disaster 

relief shelter which is being used in refugee camps and in festivals like BurningMan.


Keynote Speaker 

Ian Grigg (TBC)

Visionary, Inventor, Futurist, Advisor to R3CEV




Arifa Khan  

CEO Zero Field Labs

Bruce Pon 

CEO BigChain DB 



Eddy Travia 

CEO Coinsilium 


Dominik Schiener 

Founder, IOTA Token


Janos Barberis 

Fintech HK

More Speakers to be announced soon..



Event Overview

Switzerland is the Mecca of Banking!

Britain & Europe bring together the best of many worlds, some of which intersect.

World leaders preside here over trillions of dollars of investment

Fortune 500 companies, the mighty firms in Banking & Finance

World’s strongest workforce in Accountancy, Finance and Legal industries

The most thriving fintech community, a nurturing eco-system of Technology companies

Investment funds, accelerators, incubators, academia, inventors

Thought leaders, researchers, coders, designers

and all those pushing at the frontier of human of development.

And a very friendly Government and Regulator.

The confluence of several conducive conditions make London a global launchpad

for the new race of Blockchainers!

We at Fintech Storm have brought together stakeholders in Banking, Finance, Payments

Fintech and Blockchain over the past two years.

In our continued tradition of celebrating excellence and presenting the most avant-garde technologies

We are bringing together Blockchain brains at Blockchain Storm in Geneva!

Where you meet key players from around the world in a relaxed atmosphere

to catch the last glimmer of summer at exquisite swiss locales

While debating, ideating, shaping, imaging, and creating all things Blockchain.

Come to the Origin of Banking – Switzerland!

This year we have chosen the breathtaking view of Lake Geneva

With Swiss Alps of Montblanc enticing us over the weekend.

We will meet you at our next exotic destination!



Blockchain Storm calls for Academic Papers for the competition 

Blockchain and Man 2016” 

Is another industrial revolution afoot, in the form of Blockchain ? 

In the ongoing relationship between Man and Machine, what are the catalysts ? 

Will man be able to  leverage blockchain to the collective advantage of humanity? 

– Mystery Prize for the winning paper submission – Sponsored by Knowledge Sponsor 

Papers to be submitted by 25 September 2016

Shortlisted entries will be invited to present at Blockchain Storm Geneva!

Final Winner to be announced at Europe-India Conclave December 2016 – New Delhi


Want to sponsor or exhibit at the most though-elevating day 

you will see over the most tranquility inducing experience by Lake Geneva? 

Get in touch today! 


Let’s go to Blockchain Storm Geneva! 

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At Blockchain and Banking – the theme for September 2016 in Geneva

We explore how Blockchain is reshaping strategy of Banks across the world

How can Banks respond better to the Blockchain Effect?

The question is not what new opportunities you can chase in the era of Blockchain

The question is – “What will you be in the Blockchain enabled world?”


This event is brought to you by Zero Field Labs

Ms Arifa Khan, CEO of Zero Field Labs straddles the world of

Banking, Finance, Blockchain & Corporate Strategy


Come to Blockchain Storm Geneva 30 Sep 2016!



No matter which industry you belong to and what your blockchain needs may be, Zero Field Labs can help.

Attendees of the Blockchain Storm can book a free one-on-one consultation with Zero Field Labs

Come explore how your business strategies, products and services will look like in the blockchain enabled world?


Which companies should showcase at this Forum? 

Some companies showcasing at this event are : Bigchain DB, (TBC)

Any company that wants to support the Blockchain eco-system 

Any Banking & Financial Services firm that wants to adopt the latest technology & innovation

Any company that wants to get exposure in European and Asian Blockchain ecosystem through

Blockchain Storm's vast networks

Any Blockchain Solution that wants to gain visibility with international Banking & Financial Services firms 


Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is interested to learn :

Blockchain and the future of banking & financial services

The latest advances in distributed ledger technologies

How can distributed ledgers solve real word probelms

Meet cool Founders of some exciting blockchain solutions


Typical attendee profile

•     International Banking & Capital Markets Professionals

•     Bitcoin & Blockchain companies that want to showcase at this event

•     Founders, Inventors and Thought-leaders in Blockchain 

•     Startups looking to hire Blockchain talent

•     Academic Researchers

•     Strategy Consultants

•     Accountants

•     Legal Professionals

•     Insurance Industry Professionals

•     Brokers, Financial Market Participants 

•     Journalists 

We are committed to creating and connecting the Blockchain Inventor Community in Europe.


Here are some images of our recent Blockchain Roundtable in London. Enjoy!

Come join the Blockchain Revolution ! 



Coming Soon!


Distributed Ledgers & Smart Contracts  

Part 1 - Technical Workshop for Blockchain Developers 

Full Day Course 5 September 2016 9am to 6pm at Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London 

Details here :



Part 2 of the above Course -

How to Build DApps (Decentralised Applications) - Technical Workshop for Blockchain Developers 

Full Day Course 16 September 2016 9am to 6pm at Guoman Tower Hotel, London 

Details here :



Europe-India Conclave 6-8 December, New Delhi

If you are an European Tech Co. or a Blockchain startup looking to make headway into Asian markets 

or to strike partnerships or to learn to navigate the Banking, Payments & Fintech landscape 

(India, Singapore, Hongkong, China), 

Mark your calenders for Europe-India Conclave 6-8 December 2016, New Delhi, India

and get in touch with Conclave Chair Person Arifa Khan at arifaatfintechstorm [dot] com 

to reserve your spot in the European delegation going to India! 

See details of our previous Europe-India Conclave 2015 at


Our friends at EtherCamp are announcing a Virtual Hackathon ($50K prize). 

You can register at

You can join the Slack group at


How to stay updated with Fintech Storm future events? 

Signup for one of our events or see past events :

Join our Meetup groups in London & India


Anyone interested in learning more about speaking, sponsorship opportunities:

Contact arifaatfintechstorm [dot] com


Email / 00447920030807